ESPN Airs The Open Championship

Next week, ESPN will have live four round coverage of the Open Championship, the third major tournament on the men’s golf calendar. This year’s Open takes place at Royal St. George’s Golf Club in Scotland. Mike Tirico will head up ESPN’s coverage and he’ll be joined by analysts Tom Watson, Paul Azinger, Curtis Strange, Andy […]

ESPN Crowing About A Combined 52 Sports Emmy Nominations

When you combine the Sports Emmy Award nominations for ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN Deportes, and, the sports behemoth has a massive 52 nods. It doesn’t mean that they’ll win them all, but that’s a very big number. In case you’re wondering, ESPN has 22 nominations, ABC with 13, ESPN2 has 9, and both […]

Sirius XM Extends Agreement with The PGA Tour

We learned just before the end of 2011, Sirius XM came to an agreement with the PGA Tour to keep PGA Tour Radio and coverage of golf on the satellite radio provider. From all accounts, this was pretty close to not happening and having all golf events removed from Sirius XM. But things came out […]

The First Fang’s Bites Mailbag

Time to answer your sports media questions. Thanks to all who sent e-mails. Let’s make this a regular feature and I hope to do this every two or three months. And down the road, I hope to offer DVD’s, books and other swag. I don’t have anything for this mailbag, but I hope to have […]

Late Night Megalinks Oops…. Now the Saturday Links

Again, the shuffling between two offices prevented me from doing the megalinks today. Combine that with me getting my new iPhone 4 and you have me doing the megalinks at night. Better late than not at all. You can find the Weekend Viewing Picks complete with sports schedule and entertainment programs right here. Let’s get […]

Our Thursday Links

Let’s do some linkage. I can’t understand why I can’t get anything done today. Anyway, let’s get going. USA Today’s Jorge L. Ortiz profiles ESPN/San Francisco Giants voice Jon Miller who’s going into the Broadcasters wing of the Baseball Hall of Fame this weekend. Andrea Domanick from Broadcasting & Cable says a new award focusing […]

Let’s Get the Friday Megalinks Done

Ok, this shuffling between two offices is just killing me. No time to do anything, work or blogging. Let’s do some linkage now. For the weekend viewing picks, you can go here. Now the links from all over the country and Canada. National Michael Hiestand of USA Today says more big sports events will be […]

Some Thursday Links

Been busy this week shuffling between two offices and while I’m trying to tie up a few things from last month, I’ll do a few links for you. USA Today’s Michael Hiestand says ESPN is pulling out the stops to cover this week’s Open Championship. Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch has his Media Power Rankings for […]

Sirius XM Airs Coverage of the Open Championship

Sirius XM continues its coverage of golf’s Grand Slam with the Open Championship starting early Thursday morning. OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP TO AIR NATIONWIDE ON SIRIUS XM RADIO Hole-by-hole coverage from The Old Course at St. Andrews airs July 15-18 SIRIUS XM will carry more than 45 hours of live on-course play-by-play Thursday through Sunday NEW YORK […]

Coverage of the 2010 Open Championship

Let’s go over the coverage for this year’s Open Championship and it’s different than in the past. No more live weekend coverage on ABC. Instead of cable partner TNT, ESPN has taken over four round coverage with taped highlights on ABC on Saturday and Sunday. Not good for those used to seeing this great tournament […]

The Thursday Links

O.k. working from home, but the point is working. Here are some links for you. The Nielsen Wire blog 1/3rd of all American viewers are watching the World Cup. Anthony Crupi at Mediaweek says people watching at sports bars and restaurants boost the viewership numbers for World Cup games on ESPN/ABC. Milton Kent from Fanhouse […]

Sports Shifted From Network TV to Cable By ESPN

These are events that used to be on network TV and have been or will be placed on ESPN: Monday Night Football – ABC from 1970 – 2005. Since 2006, cable exclusive. The Open Championship – Weekend coverage formerly on ABC for over 50 years. All four rounds on ESPN starting in 2010. NASCAR’s Chase […]

A Few Sunday Links

Well, with the entire fam getting together for the first time since Christmas time, I won’t be around much today so I’m trying to sneak a blog post in. Just a reminder that there is some breaking news on the Boston sports radio front and head to the Fang’s Bites page at Boston Sports Media […]

The Last Ever TNT Quotage from The Open Championship

I’m going to miss getting TNT quotage from the Open Championship seeing that this is the last year for Turner Sports at Golf’s Oldest Major until at least 2014. Thanks to the fine people at TNT for getting this out so quickly not just today, but throughout the four days of the Open. Notes from […]

Golf Channel Readies Its Post-Open Championship Coverage

On Golf Channel, it will go over the 3rd round in which Tom Watson is turning back the clock and leads the Open Championship as we go to the Final Round tomorrow. Faldo and Nobilo Tackle Turnberry today on Live From the Open Championship ORLANDO, Fla., July 18 – Today’s Live From the Open Championship […]

TNT Quotage from the Open Championship, 3rd Round

Nice to have quotage on a Saturday. Here’s what the TNT crew said during the early 3rd round coverage of the Open Championship. Notes from TNT’s Coverage of the Open Championship from the Ailsa Course at Turnberry in Scotland Round Three – Saturday, July 18, 2009 TNT’s coverage of the Open Championship concludes Sun., July […]

Some Saturday Links

I’ll do some linkage for you on this Saturday morning. First, The Big Lead is really pissed about the Peeping Tom videos of Erin Andrews. Here’s a statement from Erin’s lawyers who will pursue this case. A quick note here. Many sports bloggers myself included liked posting pictures of Erin. And it was nice that […]

Our Friday Megalinks

Time to do our megalinks. Kind of difficult as I watch the tributes to Walter Cronkite who passed away at the age of 92 tonight. He was one of the reasons why I went into broadcast journalism. I’ll press on with the links tonight. As usual, I’ll begin with the Weekend Viewing Picks. We’re officially […]

TNT Quotage from the Open Championship, 2nd Round

Once again, TNT churns out the quotage from its second round coverage of the Open Championship in less than an hour from its signing off. Very nice. Notes from TNT’s Coverage of the Open Championship from the Ailsa Course at Turnberry in Scotland Round Two – Friday, July 17, 2009 TNT’s Round Three coverage of […]

Some Late Night Linkage

Time for some links on this Thursday. Starting with the Associated Press which states that the American Sportscasters Association has named Lesley Visser as the top female sportscaster. Here’s the release from the American Sportscasters Association and those who are ranked after Lesley. Based on her career, I would agree with this. Lesley was the […]